Presentation on theme: "Spring 2014 Kansas Association of School Librarians Carmaine Ternes & Nancy McFarlin Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first."— Presentation transcript:
Spring 2014 Kansas Association of School Librarians Carmaine Ternes & Nancy McFarlin Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln
“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource. “ John F. Kennedy
Everyone has a chance at the American dream! Today's students are tomorrow's workforce and civic leaders! Public schools that graduate students are a great investment…but just how great?
We can’t afford to let anyone slip through the cracks, particularly when we know our “best and brightest” tend to leave our rural and smaller communities. We need to graduate every student college and career ready! There are more Honors Kids in China than the US has kids!
How much more will the 264 Emporia High School graduates from earn over a class of high school dropouts in one year? $2.74 million How about money saved from reduced expenditures on crime or the use of Medicaid and uninsured medical costs? ◦ For one year reduced expenditures on crime, $477,576. ◦ Medicaid and uninsured, $75,141. How many new jobs would be created in the community the first year because of the increased spending? 21!
What did the 55 non-graduates cost Emporia? $566,353! For one year in lost wages! How many more jobs would have been created with those earnings? 4.5…each year! How much more will the crime costs be? $98,652! How about uninsured and increased Medicaid costs? $15,528!
What did the 55 non-graduates cost #USD 253? Base State Aid Per Pupil (BSAPP) for was $3,780 for a total $207, for one year. If students dropped prior to their senior year, the amount would be higher. If students are considered Bilingual, At Risk, or Vocational Education, a district receives additional weightings. 8/28/2012 7
Between 2008 and 2018, Kansas will have 482,000 openings from job creation and retirements. 62% will need postsecondary credentials (Industry Recognized Certificate, AA, BA+) Currently - just over 40% of our Kansas workforce has postsecondary credentials Source: midwest-challenge.pdf midwest-challenge.pdf
9% will not need a high school diploma Currently, 19% of Kansas students are not graduating, creating a 10% gap for available jobs for non- graduates!!
College graduates now make $17,500 more per year than those without a college degree. This wage gap has doubled in recent decades. Those without a degree are four times more likely to be unemployed. 8/going-to-college-may-cost-you-but-so- will-skipping-it 8/going-to-college-may-cost-you-but-so- will-skipping-it 8/28/
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12 What is the Common Core State Standards Initiative? A state-led effort to develop a set of consistent, clear, common K-12 academic standards in English language arts and mathematics States decide individually to adopt the CCSS and have the option to add up to 15%, preserving the core expectations Kansas adopted the CCSS in October, 2010
13 To ensure all students are college and career ready when they leave our Pre-K-12 system To propel change in instructional practices in order to improve student performance Common Core State Standards College and Career Ready Students Technology Teacher Effectiveness
How can I learn about the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards? See resources at the Kansas State Department of Education website: d=4754 d=4754 ments/Home/NSBA_CommonCoreFAQ_v1.pdf ments/Home/NSBA_CommonCoreFAQ_v1.pdf 14
16 How might your group, business, or individual citizens help support your local schools? Ideas… Keep informed about issues and their impact on schools Present your expertise to a class Be a Site Council member Be a Big Brother/Sister Provide materials, tools, $$ support Oversee job shadowing Volunteer in a classroom